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Aaron Morrison named race and ethnicity news editor

, by Nicole Meir

In a memo to staff on Wednesday, Deputy U.S. News Director for Reporting Teams Sarah Rafi announced a key appointment:

It is my distinct pleasure to announce that Aaron Morrison has been named AP's new race and ethnicity news editor, taking over a team at the vanguard of the U.S. media’s coverage of race. Aaron has for more than three years excelled as a national race and ethnicity writer based in New York, spearheading stories on the impact COVID-19 shutdowns had on prisoner rehabilitation programs, investigations into Black Lives Matter finances and coverage of how the pandemic amplified racial disparities, among many other topics. Before joining AP, Aaron was a reporter at The Appeal and Mic covering issues from mass incarceration to police use of force.
Race and Ethnicity News Editor Aaron Morrison. (AP Photo)
Look no further than today's rich, multi-format curtain raiser on the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for the latest example of coverage conceived by Aaron and made possible thanks to the trust and cooperation he garners from sources and colleagues alike. Aaron's appointment is just the start of AP’s commitment to further building our coverage of race, both within the Race and Ethnicity team where job postings will be forthcoming, and throughout the company.
Please join me in congratulating Aaron on his new role, which he will officially assume this coming Monday, Aug. 28.